Boston COVID wastewater data keeps dropping, Massachusetts virus cases down 20%

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Boston is continuing to report that COVID wastewater levels are dropping, as state health officials on Thursday reported a 20% decrease in new virus cases and falling hospitalizations.

Data from the Boston Public Health Commission’s wastewater surveillance program shows that the number of COVID particles in the wastewater plunged 42% over the past two weeks.

Six of the 11 neighborhood testing sites had rates that were below the citywide average of 407 viral RNA copies per milliliter: East Boston, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Roslindale/West Roxbury.

The neighborhoods above the virus wastewater average were Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Back Bay, Mattapan, and Roxbury.

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